European Tour

Fiji International 2018

August 02-05

Natadola Bay Golf Course Sigatoka, Fiji

A$1,250,000

August 02-05

Natadola Bay Golf Course Sigatoka, Fiji

A$1,250,000

Gaganjeet Bhullar wins Fiji International

August 05, 2018

India's Gaganjeet Bhullar held out a record-breaking charge from Australian Anthony Quale Sunday to win the Fiji International by one stroke while Ernie Els shot a 7-under 65 to finish a further stroke behind.

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Bhullar, the overnight leader by a shot, produced his best round of the tournament, a 6-under 66, to move to 14-under over four rounds at the par-72 Natadola Bay course. Quayle went lower, shooting a course record 9-under 63 to all but snatch the trophy and the winner's share of a $1.2 million purse.

Bhullar and Quayle shared 11 birdies and three eagles in a thrilling final round duel while Els added an eagle and six birdies for his first top-10 finish since June, 2016.

New Zealand's Ben Campbell, leader after the first and second rounds, tied Els in third place at 12-under while Australian Jarryd Felton was fifth two shots back.

The par-5 17th played a big part in the theater of the final round as Quayle and Bhullar made back-to-back eagles. Quayle had taken the lead at 13-under as he played his first 14 holes in 7-under par and had picked up nine shots in 13 holes when he eagled the 17th.

But the 30-year-old Bhullar snatched back the lead when he chipped in from 40 meters at the 17th just as Quayle reached the clubhouse. A par at the last was enough to retain the lead and to give him his fourth Asian Tour title in three seasons.

''To be honest, I was mentally prepared for that,'' Bhullar said. ''I knew somebody or another had to go low today. Even Ernie Els, he's a legend, he was playing really well.

''I still had hopes. I still had kind of a feeling that I can still win the tournament, but I think that chip-in on No. 17, that pretty much closed out the day.''

Four-time major winner Els gave notice of his challenge with an eagle at the par-5 first which put him within a shot of the lead.

''I did almost as much as I could,'' Els said. ''I set out to try to shoot 65, which I did, and Anthony just played unbelievable. Jeez, what is it, 29 on the back nine? That's unbelievable stuff.''

Pos/Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1. G.Gaganjeet Bhullar
-14
70
69
69
66
274
2. A.Anthony Quayle
-13
75
66
71
63
275
T3. E.Ernie Els
-12
72
70
69
65
276
T3. B.Ben Campbell
-12
67
66
77
66
276
5. J.Jarryd Felton
-10
67
71
71
69
278
T6. P.Poom Saksansin
-8
73
68
71
68
280
T6. A.Andrew Dodt
-8
67
70
72
71
280
T6. J.Jake McLeod
-8
72
67
70
71
280
T9. M.Matthew Millar
-6
71
73
71
67
282
T9. A.Andrew Martin
-6
72
71
70
69
282
T11. S.Steven Jeffress
-5
73
66
75
69
283
T11. A.Ashun Wu
-5
70
69
74
70
283
T11. M.Matthew Griffin
-5
69
72
71
71
283
T14. J.James Marchesani
-4
72
70
74
68
284
T14. R.Richard Green
-4
76
67
73
68
284
T16. D.Damien Jordan
-3
75
70
69
71
285
T16. T.Terry Pilkadaris
-3
70
68
71
76
285
T18. T.Thitiphun Chuayprakong
-2
75
72
69
70
286
T18. M.Michael Wright
-2
73
75
71
67
286
T18. L.Lucas Herbert
-2
70
75
71
70
286
T18. N.Nick Cullen
-2
67
72
75
72
286
T18. M.Mark Brown
-2
75
68
71
72
286
T18. H.Harry Bateman
-2
70
69
74
73
286
T18. T.Travis Smyth
-2
71
70
72
73
286
T25. J.Jake Higginbottom
-1
74
73
69
71
287
T25. P.Phachara Khongwatmai
-1
79
68
71
69
287
T25. N.Nick Flanagan
-1
74
72
70
71
287
T25. J.Johannes Veerman
-1
72
74
70
71
287
T25. V.Vijay Singh
-1
76
72
71
68
287
T25. R.Rhein Gibson
-1
73
70
73
71
287
T25. J.Jazz Janewattananond
-1
77
68
76
66
287
T25. J.Justin Harding
-1
74
67
72
74
287
T33. S.Stephen Leaney
0Par
69
75
73
71
288
T33. N.Nick Voke
0Par
71
68
78
71
288
T33. Y.Yi-keun Chang
0Par
72
73
74
69
288
T33. C.Cameron John
0Par
73
71
76
68
288
T33. M.Marcus Fraser
0Par
73
69
73
73
288
T38. M.Maverick Antcliff
1
69
72
76
72
289
T38. M.Michael Hendry
1
73
71
73
72
289
T38. S.Scott Strange
1
74
69
75
71
289
T38. P.Prom Meesawat
1
75
71
70
73
289
T38. L.Liu Yan-wei
1
74
71
75
69
289
T43. S.Sam Lee
2
70
71
75
74
290
T43. M.Max McCardle
2
73
71
75
71
290
T43. A.Ajeetesh Sandhu
2
73
74
72
71
290
T43. S.Soomin Lee
2
77
70
73
70
290
T47. B.Benjamin Clementson
3
76
69
76
70
291
T47. A.Aaron Townsend
3
75
73
74
69
291
T49. D.Deyen Lawson
4
73
71
73
75
292
T49. D.Daniel Fox
4
77
71
72
72
292
T49. J.James Nitties
4
74
73
74
71
292
T49. J.John Catlin
4
75
72
74
71
292
T53. D.Darren Beck
5
71
70
76
76
293
T53. D.Dale Brandt-Richards
5
72
72
75
74
293
T55. M.Mathew Perry
6
73
71
74
76
294
T55. H.Harrison Endycott
6
75
72
76
71
294
T55. J.Jason Norris
6
72
76
75
71
294
T58. K.Kieran Muir
7
72
75
70
78
295
T58. J.Josh Younger
7
73
75
73
74
295
T60. B.Bowen Xiao
8
74
72
74
76
296
T60. S.Scott Vincent
8
76
71
73
76
296
T60. H.Hung Chien-yao
8
72
76
78
70
296
T60. A.Aaron Pike
8
73
73
81
69
296
T64. G.Gavin Green
9
72
70
79
76
297
T64. R.Ryan Chisnall
9
74
73
76
74
297
66. M.Matthew Stieger
10
72
75
76
75
298
T67. J.Justin Walters
11
70
76
75
78
299
T67. M.Masahiro Kawamura
11
76
72
73
78
299
T67. P.Pavit Tangkamolprasert
11
72
74
76
77
299
T67. A.Adam Blyth
11
74
73
80
72
299
71. D.Daniel Gale
20
76
70
77
85
308
T72. M.Matt Jager
5
74
75
-
-
149
T72. A.Alejandro Canizares
5
73
76
-
-
149
T72. S.Simon Hawkes
5
76
73
-
-
149
T72. D.David Bransdon
5
75
74
-
-
149
T72. A.Arnond Vongvanij
5
77
72
-
-
149
T72. A.Aron Price
5
77
72
-
-
149
T72. T.Tim Stewart
5
78
71
-
-
149
T72. B.Brad Moules
5
73
76
-
-
149
T80. B.Ben Eccles
6
74
76
-
-
150
T80. N.Neven Basic
6
75
75
-
-
150
T80. M.Michael Long
6
76
74
-
-
150
T80. D.Daniel Pearce
6
75
75
-
-
150
T80. G.Gowoong Choi
6
78
72
-
-
150
T80. L.Lu Wei-chih
6
74
76
-
-
150
T80. D.Dimitrios Papadatos
6
78
72
-
-
150
T80. C.Callan O'Reilly
6
74
76
-
-
150
T80. S.Suradit Yongcharoenchai
6
76
74
-
-
150
T89. M.Michael Sim
7
76
75
-
-
151
T89. B.Braden Becker
7
76
75
-
-
151
T89. J.Josh Geary
7
81
70
-
-
151
T89. G.Gareth Paddison
7
77
74
-
-
151
T89. J.James Anstiss
7
75
76
-
-
151
T89. S.Siddikur Rahman
7
76
75
-
-
151
T89. C.Cory Crawford
7
73
78
-
-
151
T89. D.Daniel Nisbet
7
72
79
-
-
151
T89. C.Chan Shih-chang
7
76
75
-
-
151
T98. A.Ashley Hall
8
79
73
-
-
152
T98. S.Shiv Kapur
8
80
72
-
-
152
T98. R.Richard T Lee
8
81
71
-
-
152
T98. T.Taylor Macdonald
8
79
73
-
-
152
T102. D.Dinesh Chand
9
74
79
-
-
153
T102. R.Rattanon Wannasrichan
9
78
75
-
-
153
T102. A.Aaron Wilkin
9
75
78
-
-
153
T102. P.Peter Wilson
9
76
77
-
-
153
T102. J.Jordan Mullaney
9
75
78
-
-
153
T107. D.Daniel Im
10
75
79
-
-
154
T107. B.Brett Rankin
10
80
74
-
-
154
T107. J.Jordan Zunic
10
78
76
-
-
154
T110. T.Todd Sinnott
11
78
77
-
-
155
T110. D.David Micheluzzi (Am)
11
80
75
-
-
155
T110. B.Bill Suguturaga
11
77
78
-
-
155
T110. T.Tomasi Tuivuna
11
79
76
-
-
155
T114. S.Scott Hend
12
77
79
-
-
156
T114. J.Jack Wilson
12
79
77
-
-
156
T114. A.Adam Burdett
12
81
75
-
-
156
T117. D.David Smail
13
77
80
-
-
157
T117. C.Chiragh Kumar
13
77
80
-
-
157
T117. M.Minchel Choi
13
79
78
-
-
157
T117. J.Jbe Kruger
13
80
77
-
-
157
121. A.Adam Stephens
14
84
74
-
-
158
122. R.Rory Bourke
15
85
74
-
-
159
T123. A.Antonio Murdaca
16
83
77
-
-
160
T123. R.Rick Kulacz
16
79
81
-
-
160
T123. R.Roneel Prakash
16
83
77
-
-
160
126. T.Troy Moses
17
84
77
-
-
161
127. A.Anasa Seruvatu
18
77
85
-
-
162
128. A.Anthony Marchesani
25
88
81
-
-
169
129. A.Amitesh Chandra
40
94
90
-
-
184
T130. J.Jack Munro
-
86
WDN
-
-
WDN
T130. T.Tim Hart
-
79
WDN
-
-
WDN
132. J.Jarin Todd
-
RTD
WDN
-
-
RTD
Pos/Player
To Par
Total
1. G.Gaganjeet Bhullar
-14
274
2. A.Anthony Quayle
-13
275
T3. E.Ernie Els
-12
276
T3. B.Ben Campbell
-12
276
5. J.Jarryd Felton
-10
278
T6. P.Poom Saksansin
-8
280
T6. A.Andrew Dodt
-8
280
T6. J.Jake McLeod
-8
280
T9. M.Matthew Millar
-6
282
T9. A.Andrew Martin
-6
282
T11. S.Steven Jeffress
-5
283
T11. A.Ashun Wu
-5
283
T11. M.Matthew Griffin
-5
283
T14. J.James Marchesani
-4
284
T14. R.Richard Green
-4
284
T16. D.Damien Jordan
-3
285
T16. T.Terry Pilkadaris
-3
285
T18. T.Thitiphun Chuayprakong
-2
286
T18. M.Michael Wright
-2
286
T18. L.Lucas Herbert
-2
286
T18. N.Nick Cullen
-2
286
T18. M.Mark Brown
-2
286
T18. H.Harry Bateman
-2
286
T18. T.Travis Smyth
-2
286
T25. J.Jake Higginbottom
-1
287
T25. P.Phachara Khongwatmai
-1
287
T25. N.Nick Flanagan
-1
287
T25. J.Johannes Veerman
-1
287
T25. V.Vijay Singh
-1
287
T25. R.Rhein Gibson
-1
287
T25. J.Jazz Janewattananond
-1
287
T25. J.Justin Harding
-1
287
T33. S.Stephen Leaney
0Par
288
T33. N.Nick Voke
0Par
288
T33. Y.Yi-keun Chang
0Par
288
T33. C.Cameron John
0Par
288
T33. M.Marcus Fraser
0Par
288
T38. M.Maverick Antcliff
1
289
T38. M.Michael Hendry
1
289
T38. S.Scott Strange
1
289
T38. P.Prom Meesawat
1
289
T38. L.Liu Yan-wei
1
289
T43. S.Sam Lee
2
290
T43. M.Max McCardle
2
290
T43. A.Ajeetesh Sandhu
2
290
T43. S.Soomin Lee
2
290
T47. B.Benjamin Clementson
3
291
T47. A.Aaron Townsend
3
291
T49. D.Deyen Lawson
4
292
T49. D.Daniel Fox
4
292
T49. J.James Nitties
4
292
T49. J.John Catlin
4
292
T53. D.Darren Beck
5
293
T53. D.Dale Brandt-Richards
5
293
T55. M.Mathew Perry
6
294
T55. H.Harrison Endycott
6
294
T55. J.Jason Norris
6
294
T58. K.Kieran Muir
7
295
T58. J.Josh Younger
7
295
T60. B.Bowen Xiao
8
296
T60. S.Scott Vincent
8
296
T60. H.Hung Chien-yao
8
296
T60. A.Aaron Pike
8
296
T64. G.Gavin Green
9
297
T64. R.Ryan Chisnall
9
297
66. M.Matthew Stieger
10
298
T67. J.Justin Walters
11
299
T67. M.Masahiro Kawamura
11
299
T67. P.Pavit Tangkamolprasert
11
299
T67. A.Adam Blyth
11
299
71. D.Daniel Gale
20
308
T72. M.Matt Jager
5
149
T72. A.Alejandro Canizares
5
149
T72. S.Simon Hawkes
5
149
T72. D.David Bransdon
5
149
T72. A.Arnond Vongvanij
5
149
T72. A.Aron Price
5
149
T72. T.Tim Stewart
5
149
T72. B.Brad Moules
5
149
T80. B.Ben Eccles
6
150
T80. N.Neven Basic
6
150
T80. M.Michael Long
6
150
T80. D.Daniel Pearce
6
150
T80. G.Gowoong Choi
6
150
T80. L.Lu Wei-chih
6
150
T80. D.Dimitrios Papadatos
6
150
T80. C.Callan O'Reilly
6
150
T80. S.Suradit Yongcharoenchai
6
150
T89. M.Michael Sim
7
151
T89. B.Braden Becker
7
151
T89. J.Josh Geary
7
151
T89. G.Gareth Paddison
7
151
T89. J.James Anstiss
7
151
T89. S.Siddikur Rahman
7
151
T89. C.Cory Crawford
7
151
T89. D.Daniel Nisbet
7
151
T89. C.Chan Shih-chang
7
151
T98. A.Ashley Hall
8
152
T98. S.Shiv Kapur
8
152
T98. R.Richard T Lee
8
152
T98. T.Taylor Macdonald
8
152
T102. D.Dinesh Chand
9
153
T102. R.Rattanon Wannasrichan
9
153
T102. A.Aaron Wilkin
9
153
T102. P.Peter Wilson
9
153
T102. J.Jordan Mullaney
9
153
T107. D.Daniel Im
10
154
T107. B.Brett Rankin
10
154
T107. J.Jordan Zunic
10
154
T110. T.Todd Sinnott
11
155
T110. D.David Micheluzzi (Am)
11
155
T110. B.Bill Suguturaga
11
155
T110. T.Tomasi Tuivuna
11
155
T114. S.Scott Hend
12
156
T114. J.Jack Wilson
12
156
T114. A.Adam Burdett
12
156
T117. D.David Smail
13
157
T117. C.Chiragh Kumar
13
157
T117. M.Minchel Choi
13
157
T117. J.Jbe Kruger
13
157
121. A.Adam Stephens
14
158
122. R.Rory Bourke
15
159
T123. A.Antonio Murdaca
16
160
T123. R.Rick Kulacz
16
160
T123. R.Roneel Prakash
16
160
126. T.Troy Moses
17
161
127. A.Anasa Seruvatu
18
162
128. A.Anthony Marchesani
25
169
129. A.Amitesh Chandra
40
184
T130. J.Jack Munro
-
WDN
T130. T.Tim Hart
-
WDN
132. J.Jarin Todd
-
RTD